2022-09-05

2022-09-05 E-Edition

T-bridge will be a ‘showcase’




The much-anticipated repairs to Gaffney’s historic T-bridge are set to begin in November, according to South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) officials. During a ceremony held Friday for the T-bridge project, SCDOT Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall announced the DOT would also be funding portions of the project that were not included in the original bid. The facelift for the […]

Council to hear presentation for mural at Glymph Memorial Garden




City council will consider bids for a Jolly Park movie and sound system and hear presentations for an artist to paint a mural at the city’s new Glymph Memorial Garden. The park projects highlight the city council agenda which will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Gaffney City Hall. Gaffney held a groundbreaking ceremony June 17 for the Glymph […]

DETOUR THROUGH GAFFNEY

An overturned tractortrailer and fuel spill on I- 85 early Friday morning led to traffic being diverted on various routes through Gaffney. An aerial photo of the accident under the Providence Road overpass by Caleb Peeler is shown at far left. Traffic on Baker Boulevard is pictured near left. The wreck occurred shortly before 8 a.m. and was cleared a […]

GET TO KNOW … TERESA BAKER

Occupation: Director of Saints Club and Donor Relations and Adjunct Faculty at Limestone University Hometown: Gaffney, SC Family: Husband (Brad), son (Jamin) and daughter (Karrigan) Education: Currently taking classes to obtain my Doctor of Education in Professional Leadership from Converse University, Master’s of Science in Higher Education from Walden University, and a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from […]

Lime Street splash pad closing; work finally underway on Midway’s




The Lime Street splash pad in Blacksburg will close for the season following the Labor Day holiday. The splash pad is a seasonal attraction that will close starting Tuesday, Sept. 6. Recreation district officials said the facility will plan to reopen once warmer weather returns around the Memorial Day weekend in 2023. “We’ve had a fun summer; however fall is […]

Want to join Cub Scouts?

Boys and girls in grades kindergarten through fifth are invited to join Cub Scouts. An interest meeting will be held September 13, 6:30 p.m., at Blacksburg Primary, Limestone Central and Northwest elementary schools. All Cherokee County students are invited to join. If you’re unable to make the meeting or have additional questions, visit www.adventurestartshere.org.

Iron City Festival Saturday




From children’s games and magic shows to live music, the Iron City Festival will offer family entertainment Sept. 10 for everyone to enjoy in downtown Blacksburg. The one-day festival has been held annually since 2006 and draws thousands of people into Blacksburg every year. It consists of a street fair with numerous food and arts and crafts vendors, children’s rides […]

“I want my money back”

POLICE REPORT

A drunk man was arrested on multiple charges after he caused a scene at a Gaffney motel August 22. The incident occurred at the Super 8 motel on Ellis Ferry Avenue. According to the complaint, the subject was trying to get his money back for staying in the motel room. The subject was “visibly impaired,” the police report on file […]

Author to visit library to discuss her latest book

Award-winning author Susan Beckham Zurenda will visit the Cherokee County Public Library this Thursday to speak about her book, “Bells for Eli.” The event will be held at the Gaffney branch of the library beginning at 5 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and Zurenda will sign them […]